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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
                                  SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1.      INDIA SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRES SFDR PROPULSION BASED MISSILE
i. Making a breakthrough in missile technology, India successfully carried out the flight test of Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet propulsion based missile, according to the Defence Ministry.
ii. The technology demonstrator flight test was conducted from the Launch Centre-III of Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha.

2.      INDIA RANKS 113TH ON CHILDHOOD INDEX
i. According to a Save the Children’s "End of Childhood Index 2018”, India ranks 113 among 175 countries with regards to where childhood is threatened as a result of poor health, malnutrition, exclusion from education, child labour, and child marriage.
ii. The child marriages in India have come down to 15.2% from 21.1% in 2017.
ii. India jumped three positions up from 116 last year with improvement in India’s overall score by 14 points from 754 to 768 on a scale of 1000.
iii.Singapore and Slovenia are placed at the top sharing the first place in the index and Niger figures at the end of the list at 175.

3.      INDIA SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRES 'AGNI-5' OFF ODISHA COAST
i. India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Long Range Ballistic Missile, Agni-5 from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.
ii. The state-of-the-art surface-to-surface missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation  has a strike range of 5,000 kilometres and can carry a nuclear warhead of more than one tonne.

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